Reading Poetry

Author: Tom Furniss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317867463
Release Date: 2013-08-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

Reading Poetry offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to the art of reading poetry. Successive chapters introduce key skills and critical or theoretical issues, enabling users to read poetry with enjoyment, insight and an awareness of the implications of what they are doing. This new edition includes a new chapter on ‘Post-colonial Poetry’, a substantial increase in the number of end-of-chapter interactive exercises, and a comprehensive Glossary of poetic terms. Not just an add-on, the Glossary works as a key resource for the structuring of particular topics in any individual teaching or learning programme. Many of the exercises and interactive discussions develop not only the skills of competent close reading but also the necessary confidence and experience in locating historical and other contextual information through library or internet searches. The aim is to enhance readers' literary and scholarly competence – and to make it fun!

Reading Poems

Author: Wright Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: 0243100531
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Poetry


How to Read a Poem

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405151405
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presents an introduction to poetry. This text offers an examination of poetic form and its relation to content. It discusses the work of major poets including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W B Yeats, RobertFrost, W H Auden, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Mahon.

The Art of Reading Poetry

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060769666
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A paperback original, Bloom's stand–alone introduction to The Best Poems of the English Language. A notable feature of Harold Bloom's poetry anthology The Best Poems English Language is his lengthy introductory essay, here reprinted as a separate book. For the first time Bloom gives his readers an elegant guide to reading poetry––a master critic's distillation of a lifetime of teaching and criticism. He tackles such subjects as poetic voice, the nature of metaphor and allusion, and the nature of poetic value itself. Bloom writes "the work of great poetry is to aid us to become free artists of ourselves." This essay is an invaluable guide to poetry. This edition will also include a recommended reading list of poems.

An Introduction to Poetry

Author: Jeff Knorr
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130932922
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Breaking barriers and cultivating a lifelong love of poetry, this practical guide to reading poetry is set up to provide a background in analyzing poems, applying literary theory, forming opinions and offers approaches to discussing and writing about poetry. The volume teaches readers how a writer works so that they can feel more comfortable reading poems. The author examines survivalist poetics, how readers and writers work, literary criticism, how a poem is built; metaphor, symbol, and point of view, sound and the poem, shaping the currents of poetry, reading a poem, writers on writing, and provides poems for further reading. For those looking for an accessible introduction to poetry.

Reading Poems

Author: Charles Wright Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: LCCN:41020596
Release Date: 1941
Genre: American poetry


An Introduction to Poetry

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205686125
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Kennedy/Gioia's An Introduction to Poetry, 13th edition continues to inspire students with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. The authors of this bestselling book are the recipients of many prestigious poetry awards. Features new to this edition include: Exclusive conversation between Dana Gioia and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, offer students an insider's look into the importance of literature and reading in the life of this poet. More than 50 new selections--from a wonderful range of poets including Kevin Young, Bettie Sellers, Mary Oliver, David Lehman, Constantine Cavafy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Anne Stevenson, James Weldon Johnson, Alice Fulton, Jimmy Baca, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lorine Niedecker, among others. New 2009 MLA guidelines--provides students the updated source citation guidelines from the new 7th edition of the MLA Handbook and incorporates these in all sample student papers.

milk and honey milch und honig

Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 9783957620880
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Fiction

Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

A Poetry Handbook

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156724006
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops

Meter and Meaning

Author: Thomas Carper
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415311748
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Criticism

"This is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate or simply enjoy poetry."--Jacket.

The Art of Poetry

Author: Shira Wolosky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199707839
Release Date: 2008-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

In The Art of Poetry, Shira Wolosky provides a dazzling introduction to an art whose emphasis on verbal music, wordplay, and dodging the merely literal makes it at once the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. A uniquely comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to poetic form, The Art of Poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word, line, and image, to larger features such as verse forms and voice. In fourteen engaging, beautifully written chapters, Wolosky explores in depth how poetry does what it does while offering brilliant readings of some of the finest lyric poetry in the English and American traditions. Both readers new to poetry and poetry veterans will be moved and enlightened as Wolosky interprets work by William Shakespeare, John Donne, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others. The book includes a superb two-chapter discussion of the sonnet's form and history, and represents the first poetry guide to introduce gender as a basic element of analysis. In contrast to many existing guides, which focus on selected formal aspects like metrics or present definitions and examples in a handbook format, The Art of Poetry covers the full landscape of poetry's subtle art while showing readers how to comprehend a poetic text in all its dimensions. Other special features include Wolosky's consideration of historical background for the developments she discusses, and the way her book is designed to acquaint or reacquaint readers with the core of the lyric tradition in English. Lively, accessible, and original, The Art of Poetry will be a rich source of inspiration for students, general readers, and those who teach poetry.

Literature

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321428501
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

The most popular introductory anthology of its kind, Kennedy/Gioia’sLiteraturecontinues to inspire students with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Poets in their own right, editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this comprehensive anthology. Organized into three genres–Literature,Tenth Edition, presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by (now) seven full chapters devoted to writing. A broad scope of traditional and contemporary works is provided, most headed by author images and richly detailed biographical notes and some followed by author commentary. While maintaining the characteristics of its previous editions—accessible apparatus, expansive author representation—this tenth edition ofLiteraturehas been re-imagined to include new casebooks, a lively new design, and more writing coverage than ever before. New students of literature.

Reading Poetry Writing Genre

Author: Silvio Bär
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350039339
Release Date: 2018-12-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

This ground-breaking volume connects the situatedness of genre in English poetry with developments in classical scholarship, exploring how an emphasis on the interaction between English literary criticism and Classics changes, sharpens, or perhaps even obstructs views on genre in English poetry. “Genre” has classical roots: both in the etymology of the word and in the history of genre criticism, which begins with Aristotle. In a similar vein, recent developments in genre studies have suggested that literary genres are not given or fixed entities, but subjective and unstable (as well as historically situated), and that the reception of genre by both writers and scholars feeds back into the way genre is articulated in specific literary works. Classical scholarship, literary criticism, and genre form a triangle of key concepts for the volume, approached in different ways and with different productive results by contributors from across the disciplines of Classics and English literature. Covering topics from the establishment of genre in the Middle Ages to the invention of female epic and the epyllion, and bringing together the works of English poets from Milton to Tennyson to Josephine Balmer, the essays collected hereargue that the reception and criticism of classical texts play a crucial part in generic formation in English poetry.